Building Your Blog

Learn how to setup and customize your Showit Wordpress Blog

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43 articles in this collection
Written by Jason Lackey, JT Pals, Jeff Willems and 2 others
Creating Blog Templates

Overview of Creating a Blog Template

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Written by JT Pals
Updated over a week ago

Blog Template Settings

Learn the settings and parts used to build a blog template
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Wordpress Template Placeholder Fields

This article details the function of the various wordpress fields that are found in your blog template pages
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Create a Side-by-Side Blog Layout

Settings for side-by-side layout for a blog post list template
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Create a Featured/Recent Posts Section

Learn how to load a section of featured posts
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Create a Blog Sidebar

Learn how to setup a sidebar on a blog
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Create a Blog Category Template

How to add a Blog Category template to display a list of posts within a selected category.
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Written by Kylen Downs
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Create a Search Bar

Learn how to incorporate a search bar on your blog
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Written by JT Pals
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Create a Page Template

Create a template for Wordpress pages
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Create a Wordpress Homepage

To get live blog content on home page
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Blog Post Content Cut Off

If your blog post content is cut off on the single post view, these troubleshooting tips will help you fix it.
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Written by Jeff Willems
Updated over a week ago

Wordpress plugin Pin It Button on Image Hover and Post

Makes Pinterest Pins hover when moused over
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Written by Ben Junk
Updated over a week ago
Using Your Blog

Wordpress plugin Akismet

Anti-spam protection for your blog
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Written by Ben Junk
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Wordpress plugin Jetpack

Security, performance, management, SEO, stats, analytics, related posts
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Written by Ben Junk
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Wordpress plugin Yoast

SEO king for your blog, Sitemaps, Pinterest PINS
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Updated over a week ago

Wordpress plugin Secondary Title

Add a sub heading or Secondary-Title to your blog posts
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Written by Ben Junk
Updated over a week ago

Wordpress plugin Advanced Responsive Video Embedder

ARVE corrects sizing for YouTube and Vimeo videos for your blog posts
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Written by Ben Junk
Updated over a week ago

Wordpress plugin Smush

Optimize your blog images
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Written by Ben Junk
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Wordpress plugin Simple Author Box

Adds the Author name, Avatar and social links to your blog posts
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Written by Ben Junk
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Add a Masonry Style Gallery in a Blog Post

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Written by JT Pals
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Add Related Posts at Bottom of Posts

Learn how to get related posts automatically shown at the bottom of posts
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Pin It Plugin with Custom Icon

Learn about what plugin works best for a custom pinterest icon on your blog post images (Advanced Blog Hosting)
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Written by JT Pals
Updated over a week ago

Wordpress Advanced Custom Plugins

This is a growing list of tested Showit plugins for Advanced Blog hosting.
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Written by JT Pals
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Customize Galleries by Angie Makes Plugin

Some advanced CSS you can use on these galleries
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Live Blog Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting tips and proper settings for your live blog.
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Written by Jeff Willems
Updated over a week ago